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Meta Surpasses 3 Billion Users

Meta has now surpassed three (3) billion daily active users across its apps, showing a 7% increase year-over-year. The biggest surge was seen in Instagram's "Threads", which has now reached over 150 million monthly active users, up from 130 million in February.

Climate Change: NASA Launches New Mission To Aid Study

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a new satellite mission to study ocean health, air quality, and the effects of climate change. The new mission known as PACE, the Plankton, Aerosol, Climate, and Ocean Ecosystem satellite, launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

Mobile Subscriptions Hit 222 Million - NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has revealed that the total number of subscribers rose from 195.13 million as of December 2021 to 222.23 million. The commission added that the growth signifies a complete shake-off in the decline that plagued the telecoms industry in 2021 when the total number of mobile subscriptions dropped by 4.42 per cent from 204.15 million in December 2020 to 195.13 million in December 2021.

Court Orders MultiChoice To Sub-license Channels

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the popular subscription-based platform, MultiChoice, to sub-license some of its channels to Metro Digital, a multi-channel terrestrial digital service provider in Nigeria. The judgement was delivered on Wednesday by Justice Olabode Adegbehingbe, who ruled that the lower court erred in dismissing the suit of Metro Digital (the Appellant) when the appellant provided proof of the existence of the dispute between itself and MultiChoice (the first Respondent).

Bolt To Empower Female Drivers in Nigeria

Mobility and ride-hailing service provider, Bolt has committed N1.25 billion to empower female drivers in Nigeria. The commitment is part of a new campaign launched by the mobility service provider called ‘Women at the Wheel’ which seeks to address the under-representation of women in the mobility sector. The campaign seeks to help women access the additional earning opportunities provided by working as a driver on a ride-hailing platform.

Russia Quits International Space Station

Russia has announced that it will quit the International Space Station (ISS) after its current commitment expires in 2024 and will focus more on creating its own orbital outpost. Although Russia is yet to inform other partners about its decision, NASA officials, who want to extend operations of the space station through 2030, have expressed confidence that Russia would remain.

NIS Set To Introduce Passport Tracking System

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) stated that it has introduced a tracking system to enhance the process of issuance and collection of passports. The Acting Comptroller-General, NIS, Idris Jere disclosed this to journalists during a virtual media briefing. According to him, “The NIS has introduced a passport tracking system. With the system, applicants can now trace the status of their passports from the comfort of their homes.

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